lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and 1pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
Give strong drink to the one who 2is perishing, and wine to 3those in bitter distress;a74let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
85Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.b9
Open your mouth, 6judge righteously, 7defend the rights of 8the poor and needy.
10c9An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than 10jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
She 11seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.
She 12rises while it is yet night and 13provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.